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earlier this year, so he still faces the possibility of being returned to jail. >>> the nsa surveillance network can reportedly see about 75% of all u.s. internet traffic. this is according to this report out today in the "wall street journal." they've been investigating. so this report says that the nsa sometimes keeps the content of e-mails between u.s. citizens and then filters some domestic phone calls that use internet connections. the nsa has recently stated that it only, and their word is touches, touches 1.6% of the world's internet data. john jo joe johns, let me bring you in on this one from washington. what does this "wall street journal" report tell us as far as how the nsa is filtering e-mail and internet traffic? >> it sounds like nsa has a second shot. some of this we already knew. the nsa asks the telecommunications companies, brooke, to give it streams of traffic that the telecom company reasonably believes to contain foreign intelligence information. by the way, that's not everything that happens on the internet or on telephones. but it's still a lot of information. the
when they come back and the nsa scandal, the surveillance programs and his defense of it. >> and do people have confidence in their government because of the information coming to light because of the surveillance programs. we'll get to that but there is a lot of news developing at this hour. let's get straight to michaela for the latest. >> state of emergency declared in california after the rim fire more than triples in size. that massive spreading fire near yosemite has scorched more than 63,000 acre, shut down businesses and forced tourists to clear out. this is what the fire fight looks from the air, a c-130 dropping fire te tarred ant on the inferno. containment decreased from 5% wednesday to 1% thursday night. >>> army private bradley manning wants to live as a woman and be called chelsea manning. officials say manning will receive mental health counseling at leavenworth but the army does not provide hormone therapy for gender identity disorder. >>> in spokane, washington, police are looking for two teenage suspects who they say beat a world war ii veteran to death. investiga
, we do so. >> safe to say that we learned about these threats through the nsa program? >> we have some mechanisms where we can track a phone number or an e-mail address that we know is connected to some sort of terrorist threat. and, you know, that information is useful. but, what i've said before, i want to make sure i repeat. and that is, we should be skeptical about the potential encroachments on privacy. none of the revelations show that government has abused these powers, but they're pretty significant powers. and i've been talking to congress and civil libertarians and others about are there additional ways that we can make sure that the people know. no one is listening to your phone call. >> were you surprised that russia granted snowden asylum? >> i was disappointed. because, you know, even though we don't have an extradition treaty with them, traditionally we have tried to respect if there's a law breaker or an alleged law braeaker in their country. we evaluate it and we try to work with them. they didn't do that with us and in some ways it's reflective of some underlying chal
it's used by even nsa. but oracle is an legal battle with google accusing the search giant of using its language without its permission. i sat down with ellison at its compound south of san francisco. we spoke about many things including founders larry page and sergey brin. >> you know larry and sergey you have trouble with? >> larry specifically. >> larry -- i think -- >> larry per se. >> larry per se >> why? >> because he makes the decisions over there. he runs that company. no one else runs that company. and they decided -- let me be very clear. when you write a program, you write it. you use the oracle oracle/java tools for everything. up press a button and say convert this to android format. we don't compete with google. we just took our stock. that's a completely separate issue. >> but think they're evil. >> i think what they did was absolutely --. >> and you blame larry page. >> so larry page is evil -- that makes larry page evil? >> no i know his slogan is don't be evil. i think he slipped up this one time. >> he's a good time except for this one time when h
the surveillance said it was fundamentally different than what they were led to believe as the nsa sweeped up thousands of e-mails from americans with absolutely no ties to terrorism. amid growing controversy comes more revelations the national security agency illegally collected tens of thousands of americans' e-mails. new declassified documents show the nsa collected nearly 60,000 communications a year for three years ending in to 11, it includes e-mails and other internet activity. the court also said the nsa misrepresented the scope of its effort. >> very disturbing, a national security agency has extraordinary surveillance capabilities and these tools are supposed to be directed toward adversaries in the united states, not toward the american public. >> reporter: the nsa says it collected the data by mistake. senior intelligence official telling reporters there was a "technological problem that could not be avoided rather than any overreach." meantime intelligence officials are denying a media report that the nsa sifts through and has access to 75% of online communications in the u.s. th
said he was disappointed that russia gave temporary amnesty to nsa leaker edward snowden. >> and for snowden's revelations about the nsa, more details could be out. he plans in the next few days to release more information about what the u.s. is doing to track internet usage. and he said what has been put out so far is just a small part of what he found out with the documents leaked. >>> and charges on the deadly attack on the compound in benghazi, libya. sources tell cnn several have been charged including an official named ahmed abdul katalla. >>> and a california man on the run possibly with a 16-year-old girl and an 8-year-old boy. after the remains of a woman and child were found in his burned out home in san diego. now, the children's family is pleading for a safe return. let's get more from miguel marquez. >> reporter: overnight, a vigil of hope for children allegedly kidnapped by this man, james dimaggio. >> we all miss you han, we love you so much. we're here. we're all here, we're praying for you. >> reporter: following an emotional appeal from the children's fa
. for the president it's always a working vacation. he can't escape the snowden case, the nsa leaker's father delivering that harsh rebuke. but from the white house so far, no comment. president obama in vacation mode on a ven vin golf course, showing a bit of frustration after missing a putt, while nsa leaker edward snowden as father appeared on a sunday among talk show, taking aim at the president and a republican congressman who has labelled his son a traitor. >> my son has spoken the truth and sacrificed more than the president of the united states or peter king ever. >> i don't think mr. snowden was a patriot. the fact is he's been charged with three felonies. >> reporter: now snowden's father says he and his attorney will be traveling to russia soon to help his son fight those charges. >> reporter: it's the frenzy that lon snowden claims will make it difficult for his son to get a fair hearing if he returns to the u.s. >> i want my son to come home if the justice system that we're afforded as americans is going to be applied correctly. >> reporter: snowden says that they have poisoned t
with congress to reform the nsa program that collects telephone data mandating more transparency by the court. creating a team of private citizens including activists to review the program. chuck todd asked president obama if snowden is a leaker or a patriot. here is what he had to say. take a listen. >> i don't think he was a patriot. as i said in my opening remarks, i called for a thorough review of our surveillance operations before mr. snowden made the leaks. >> reporter: now president obama also, for the first time, addressed his decision not to meet with russia's president, vladimir putin on the sidelines of the g-20 summit. a number of factors went into that decision, including edward snowden. he down played tension between him and his russian counter parts. >> i know the press likes to focus on body language. he's got that slouch, looking like the bored kid in the back of the classroom, but the truth is when we are in conversations together, oftentimes it's very productive. >> reporter: now, reaction to the president's new transparency measures came in swiftly before he finished speak
are pointing to last week's decision by russia to grant nsa leaker edward snowden temporary asylum, a decision the u.s. calls disappointing. we have live team coverage on the story and what this means going forward in washington and moscow. first let's start in washington where cnn's jill dougherty is standing by at the white house. jill, this is a clear area of expertise for you. you worked in moscow for many years. what does this mean? >> i think it means that the wheels are coming off this relationship pretty fast, kate. there will be a meeting here in washington tomorrow with senior russian and u.s. officials, but it could be a tough one. there will be no see you in september summit in moscow between presidents barack obama and vladimir putin. state department spokeswoman jen psaki telling cnn's jake tapper -- >> our relationship with russia has been a roller coaster ride at times. >> reporter: the white house does say president obama will attend the g-20 summit in st. petersburg, russia. both men will be in the same room there but so far, no plans for a one on one. the biggest reason for
's vineya vineyard, he had some strong words for nsa leaker edward snowden. now snowden's father is hitting back. cnn's dan lothian is in martha's vineyard with more. good morning, dan. >> reporter: good morning, carol. well, you know, for the president, yes, he's on vacation but it's always a working vacation, and he can't escape the snowden case. the nsa leaker's father delivering a harsh rebuke while at the time strongly defending his son and insisting that the light and the truth will shine through. president obama in vacation mode, on a martha's vineyard golf course, showing a bit of frustration after missing a putt. while nsa leaker edward snowden's father appeared on a sunday morning talk show taking aim at the president and a republican congressman who has labeled his son a traitor. >> my son has spoken the truth. he has sacrificed more than either the president of the united states or peter king have ever in their political careers or their american lives. >> reporter: lon snowden was reacting to the president aes prevacation news conference where he dismissed the notion that the y
of the nsa surveilness programs. dan lothian explains. >> reporter: president obama on vacation mode in martha's vineyard showing frustration after missing a putt. edward snowden's father appeared on a talk show taking aim at the president and a congressman who labeled his son as a traitor. >> my son spoke the truth. he sacrificed more than the president or peter king has ever in their political lives. >> reporter: he was talking about the prevacation news conference. the younger snowden's actions created good. >> i don't think he was a patriot. he's been charged with three felonies. >> reporter: snowden's father will travel to russia to help his son fight the charges. >> we have a date, which we won't disclose. >> reporter: it's the frenzy that snowden claims it will make it difficult for his son to get a fair hearing if he returns to the u.s. >> i want my son to come home if the justice system is going to be applied correctly. >> reporter: dan lothian, cnn, martha's vineyard. >>> in egypt, the latest move to kick morsi out of camps is on hold. police were preparing to block access
form, what's going on in the middle east and the nsa. >> reporter: in his first remarks on the al qaeda terror threat president obama insisting the u.s. is not overreacting in closing 19 embassies through tend of the week. >> how significant is this threat? >> well, b it's significant enough that we are taking every precaution. >> reporter: the president making his sixth appearance on leno reassuring americans they should feel safe traveling abroad but should be prudent. while not saying the controversial program turned up the latest threat information the president called it a critical component to counterterrorism. >> we don't have a domestic spying program. what we do have are mechanisms where we can track a phone number or an e-mail dress that we know is connected to a terrorist threat. that information is useful. >> reporter: the president confirmed that he will attend the g--20 summit next week in russia but expressed disappointment in russia's decision to grant asylum to snows den. >> it's important not to prejudge something. hopefully he'll go oh to trial, will have a law
't just edward snowden. russia's decision to grant asylum to the rogue nsa analyst is just the latest in a range of disputes between moscow and washington. >> catherine: the president chose the tonight show to express his displeasure with russia, >>"there have been times where they slip back into cold war thinking and a cold war mentality. and what i continually say to them and what i say to president putin, that's the past." >> pam: >> catherine: this morning white house press secretary jay carney issued an official official statement, saying, "we believe it would be more constructive to postpone the summit until we have more results from our shared agenda." >> catherine: the u=s is not happy with russia's support for syria's president, its human rights record, violations of arms treaties, for barring american couples from adopting russian children and for its anti- homosexuality laws. >> catherine: and the white house statement said russian's disappointing decision to grant temporary asylum to edward snowden was also a factor. president obama will >> catherine: attend a g20 confere
in them as well. >> president obama also released an nsa document stating that the systems monitor 1.6% of all internet traffic, but analysts review far less than that. just .00004% of globalon line traffic. in less than an hour the president will speak at the disabled american veterans convention. 4,000 guests are expected. let's bring in dan lothian. right now you're on martha's vineyard because that's where the president will eventually end up after his speech. dan, what will the president's message be in florida? >> reporter: well, you know, as you know, not only the president but the first lady for years now have spent a lot of time talking about making life better for troops returning from serving in iraq or afghanistan, helping them with health care, helping them get job training so that they can build a new career here after returning home, and so the president will sort of expand on that today i'm told by senior administration officials, that the president will also make a new announcement about mental health research addressing issues such as ptsd and also suicide. as you k
and the unimaginable motive. >>> and if all of that talk of the nsa tracking phone calls and e-mails wasn't enough, wait until you hear about the network that they use to track our internet activity. better watch where you click. hello, everyone. welcome to "legal view," i'm ashleigh banfield. it's wednesday, august 21st. i want to begin with the school shooting in georgia, an elementary school. an image without question you just never want to see. children ages 4 through 10 runn f
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